Hamas military wing al-Qassam Brigades announced, early Monday, that they had killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded another during clashes which took place east of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.According to the Palestinian News Network(PNN), the Brigades issued a brief statement declaring that Israeli forces had attacked Jabalya by land, and that Palestinian resistance fighters responded by firing six mortars at troops, in addition to a number of ‘light’ and ‘medium’ weapons.
Clashes between Palestinian resistance fighters and the Israeli army were still ongoing at the time of PNN’s report.
The Middle East Monitor stated that Hamas now counts at least 91 Israeli soldiers who have been killed since the beginning of Israel’s latest series of assaults on the Gaza Strip, most of which have been indiscriminate attacks on civilian and municipal structures, in addition to hospitals and UN schools serving as shelters. The victims have included infants, elderly and disabled… entire families.
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers have been injured, as well, according to the Brigades’ statement.
Israeli authorities, however, are reporting only 43 soldiers and three civilians killed since July 7. The assault is the third major offensive on Gaza in six years.
PNN additionally reports that the Ministry of Health in Gaza has informed, this afternoon, that over 100 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, today, by the Israeli military. Local media asserts that the total number is actually 122, raising the death toll to over 1,200 in just 3 weeks. Local sources say that over 215,000 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of the conflict.
More than 14 Palestinians were killed in Jabaliya.
The IMEMC is keeping a list of all confirmed names of Palestinians killed over the course of the offensive.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.